Panaji, Apr 15 (GCCurrentAffairs) Congress Candidate for North Goa Girish Chodankar held corner meetings at Pilar, Mauli Temple, Siridao, Bambolim Cross, Piryabhat, Dongri and Gaonkar Vaddo in St Andre Constituency on Sunday.
During the meetings, he accused Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Government of fooling the youth in its manifesto five years ago with the promise of two crore jobs.
He said facts remained that unemployment had touched a 45 year high of 6.1 per cent as per the government’s own figures.
As part of his commitment to the youth, Mr Chodankar assured that at least 4,000 jobs would be made available to the local Goan youth. He quoted a 1960 order by the President that the working of Central Government Offices, Central Corporations and Banks was required to be carried out in the local language for which those employed must have working knowledge of the language.
Mr Chodankar alleged that since Konkani became the state’s official language, injustice had been done to Goa’s youth by disregarding their well deserved claim to jobs in these Central Offices.
He promised that if elected he would pursue the Central Ministries and ensure that those manning these offices in Goa are people with knowledge of Konkani.